Việt Nam - Germany strategic partnership is growing well in multiple spheres, in which economy, trade and investment are among important pillars. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn ĐIệp
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s Government always encourages the development and effective use of renewable energy sources.
The statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng at a reception in Hà Nội on Wednesday for Weert Boerner, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Việt Nam, and some businesses from Germany who came to explore investment opportunities in renewable energy.
The Deputy PM said the Việt Nam - Germany strategic partnership is growing well in multiple spheres, in which economy, trade and investment are among important pillars.
Boerner said he will make efforts to promote bilateral relations, including in renewable energy, noting Germany has a leading renewable energy sector and many of its businesses are interested in this field in Việt Nam.
At the reception, President of German IB Vogt Company Anton Milner said his company is experienced in renewable energy projects, and is considering two solar power plants in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk.
He expressed his hope that the Vietnamese Government and relevant agencies will create optimal conditions for the firm to carry out its projects.
Dũng said the country is gradually improving the structure of power generation sources with priority given to renewable energy, helping protect the environment and boost sustainable socio-economic development.
He noted Việt Nam has great demand for energy, especially renewable energy, to develop its economy. Its power needs will be about 90,000 MW by 2025 and 130,000 MW by 2030.
Germany is a country taking the lead in renewable energy, especially wind and solar power, with advanced technologies, Dũng said, adding that German businesses in this field are among priorities from which Việt Nam wishes to attract investment.
The Deputy PM also suggested the German firm to work closely with Vietnamese side to implement its projects in line with the country’s renewable energy development plan. — VNS